Octopus Bar Shoyu Ramen (aka Do You Really Want to Know About Some Gangsta Shit?)

September 29, 2014

This post doesn’t have any food photos I took, but it’s about shoyu ramen and let’s just say it looks something like this. I ate it at Octopus Bar after the Outkast concert Saturday night which looked like this (I did take this photo.) The show was everything I wanted it to be, and they played […]

1 comment Read the full post →

China Village Restaurant

September 26, 2014

Let me start – I was sad. I tried to visit Gu’s Bistro for lunch last week and they are on vacation for a few weeks. I really wanted fish and tofu in hot oil or something else fiery and comforting. I thought about going to Chong Qing but noticed there was another place even […]

1 comment Read the full post →

New Lan Zhou |Chinatown Food Court

September 22, 2014

Quick bite – the spicy hand-pulled noodle soup with beef at New Lan Zhou in the Chinatown food court. I think it was $6.99, cash only. Really fantastic. What a great in-town Chinese food court, I don’t make it there enough. Noodles, Sichuan, Hong Kong style BBQ, and dim sum all represented.

2 comments Read the full post →

The Same But Different [Burgers & Chicken]

September 16, 2014

Each month I Evernote-file dozens of recipes and ideas to try, I purchase a handful of cookbooks a year, yet half my cooking is incited by my love of comforting fatty foods, grilled things, and fried stuff, especially chicken parts. If I see a fried chicken recipe with a minor twist, I must add it to my repertoire. […]

0 comments Read the full post →

Craft Izakaya

September 14, 2014

Craft Izakaya has opened in the new-new Krog St Market. It’s been rocking for a few weeks now, with some people making a dozen visits to my lowly one. I’ve been out of town and/or sick for nearly the last three weeks, so I’m eager to hit up some restaurants, and lately there are plenty of new options to […]

1 comment Read the full post →

Home Grown Comfy Chicken Biscuit

August 25, 2014

Maybe this is old hat to all you east side playerz, but I’ve only visited Home Grown three times now, and this past weekend was the first time I’ve heard of, seen, or tasted the comfy chicken biscuit. Let me set the scene – In bed, slightly hung over, aching for that perfect breakfast item […]

2 comments Read the full post →

The Atlanta Burger and Fry Index

August 12, 2014

For lunch today I had the Canoe burger, which on a value/taste matrix, may be the best burger and fry in town. It’s what I call a hotel burger. It’s an over-sized hockey puck of in-house ground beef, properly cooked to temp, served with all the fixings – charred onion, pickles, tomato, lettuce, and little […]

2 comments Read the full post →

Tomato Dishes

August 11, 2014

We are in the primetime for tomatoes, and every summer I get all anxious that I’m not taking advantage. I mean, I probably only have forty good tomato seasons in my lifetime. When I was a kid I didn’t appreciate it. Then later in life in our Matrix Reloaded sub-terrain world I will be old […]

1 comment Read the full post →